Communication cables - Part 2-24: Common design rules and construction - Polyethylene sheathing compounds
|Publication Date:||1 May 2021|
|ICS Code (Plastics and rubber insulating materials):||29.035.20|
|ICS Code (Coaxial cables. Waveguides):||33.120.10|
This document gives specific requirements for polyethylene sheathing compounds, as given in Table 1, for use in inner and outer sheathing of communication cables including fibre optic cables.
It is expected to be read in conjunction with EN 50290-2-20, the product standards EN 50407 series, EN 50117 series, EN 60794 series and other applicable product standards.
Using raw material and type test data as outlined in this document, the raw material supplier will have sufficient data to demonstrate compliance and warrant that the material is suitable for the specified application.
There are several routes used for manufacture of polyethylene and as a consequence a number of different types of polyethylene are defined as given in Table 1.